Saturday, October 3, 2009

Our Very First Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential Challenge - Halloween-NOT!

How exciting it is to be part of a brand new Design Team of extremely talented and fun stamping and to present some avenues to challenge you to find your hidden potential as a stamper and crafter! Vicki from Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential's Challenge Blog, thanks so much for having faith and belief in me as a card artist in that I can help inspire people to dig deep and find something in them they didn't realize was there and to my other Spotlight Divas, I'm having so much fun with all of you! I'm just thrilled and cant' wait to get get started so let's go!

Our first challenge for you is to create a Halloween-NOT card. Yep, that's right, we'd love to you create a Halloween card and not use something scary or obvious on it. The image I chose is one half of a stamp that had the cutest little wizard on it. If you know anything about me, you'll realize how had it was for me to take my little wizard off of Scarecrow & Little Wizard from Belles and Whistles. Here this cutie is:

Nothing says fall to me like a cutie scarecrow out in a garden.  My mom always had a garden and had a scarecrow in it.  She would dress him up and from the road, you would swear that there was a grown man sitting out in her garden!  What made me dig a little deep was thinking about what I could do to make this crow chaser a bit different and I thought about using raffia where some of the hay would be.  So he has a bit of raffia at the bottom of his pants and coming out of his side.  I love how it looks on him!

Now I want you to go take a peek at what our blog looks like!  And while you're doing a bit of travelling, make sure you stop by all of my Diva gal pals and see what they've unearthed for their hidden potential this week.  So what's going to be your hidden potential this week?  I'd love to see and hear all about it!

Card Ingredients:

Scarecrow & Little Wizard by Belles N' Whistles, Indian Summer Paper Stack from DCWV, Rhinestones, Raffia, Stickles, Petaloo Daisies, Scrapper's Floss, button, copics, nestabilities, Spiderweb cuttlebug folder, MS edger


ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

OMGOSH he is so darn cute!! I LOVE him!! I love this card and love the colors!
Great job! Just how far did you have to dig?! Your talent is endless!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan!! I just adore your card hun!! The colors are so Fall and fabulous!! Awesome take on this challenge girl!! (I think I would've had a hard time cutting off that wizard too, but this looks awesome!!) Thanks for your brilliant work!! HUGS

Maria Matter said...

Susan, thanks for sharing your scarecrow story, I love reading stuff like that! :)

Fabulous card!! I can see some of his stuffing coming the raffia was a great idea!!!
Everyone so Rocked this first challenge...I know it's just gonna get better each week!!!
Have a super weekend!
blessings, Maria

Jessica G. said...

Perfect Fall image; the raffia embellishment is such a fun touch!

Erin... said...

A beautiful card! the image is colored perfectly!

Danni said...

Very creative!!

Rachel said...

very cute!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Love this little scarecrow in all his distressed glory!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a super cute creation! Love your scarecrow and the rafia was the perfect addition! Awesome job Susan!!!

Jacque said...

Susan, this is just darling!!!!! What a clever idea to use the raffia....Gosh, wonderful card...just love it!!! Hugs..Jacque

Crystal said...

How fun Susan, that scarecrow looks awesome and love your design and papers!!!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet Susan. I love a card or image that provokes a past memory. My mom always had a garden too. We spent hours out working in it. I miss those days. Great image for this challenge. SOrry I am so late..

Tammy said...

Oh, what a cute scarecrow! I love your cb embossed bg and your papers! Thank you for stopping by my blog also! :o)

Tammy x